—” might have done better by reading the summaries of the major philosophers first instead of going through their complete works one by one. Still, I’m going through them pretty fast.”— Martin Štěpán
I don’t really recommend philosophy, but science and economics instead. That said, myself I just read the Encyclopedia of Philosophy. And most of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, and I don’t know how many summaries of the works of philosophers before I ‘bothered’ with the source material. And even then, except for starting with aristotle and plato like everyone else, I worked backwards from the present to the past. Because it’s readily apparent from that process what’s worth reading and what’s drivel.